Opportunities with CAPE
We offer opportunities for both researchers and policy professionals.
Policy Fellowship on Local Data Spaces
We are pleased to announce a new policy fellowship opportunity working within a Local Authority or a regional grouping of Local Authorities within the England, on the Local Data Spaces Programme (LDS).
LDS is led by the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), in partnership between the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The Programme aims to enable Local Authorities across England to access COVID-19 data by creating Local Data Spaces in the ONS Secure Research Service (SRS).
Since early November 2020 the partnership has been running a Local Data Space pilot with a group of Local Authorities and regions across England. This role involves being embedded within one Local Authority or a regional grouping of Local Authorities, to work with their in-house data analysis team in developing insights and analysis for their local COVID-19 response. The role will involve working with key national-level COVID-19 data sets made available through the SRS. Specific research activities will be shaped by yourself, will leverage your specific skills and expertise, but will be led by the research needs of the Local Authority which you will be matched with. Research activities may involve but are not limited to: prevention, containment and management outbreaks of COVID-19 and; understanding local social and economic impact aimed at feeding into local social and economic recovery planning.
Please note that fellowship is only open to academic and research staff at CAPE partner universities.
Find out more about the role and how to apply. Deadline for applications: 17 May 2021 5pm.
Policy Fellowship with Yorkshire Universities and West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA)
This Policy Fellowship works closely with YU, WYCA, PERN and other partners in West Yorkshire, including local authorities, further education, health and care sector, communities and business. The policy fellowship will:
- Act as a conduit for academic expertise and research evidence to inform policy considerations and development in West Yorkshire, in order to:
- expand the understanding and use of high-quality expertise and evidence in regional policy development; and
- increase the ability of the academic community to apply knowledge and expertise to regional policy needs.
- Strengthen collaboration and networks between universities in West Yorkshire (and beyond) in order to enhance the contribution of academic research to policymaking in the region.
- Test specific mechanisms to identify and mobilise diverse academic expertise across policy domains co-identified with YU, WYCA and other stakeholders.
- Provide a connection between the West Yorkshire pilot and other similar initiatives within the CAPE programme in order to facilitate knowledge exchange and learning.